Africa urged to invest in engineering skills to meet energy demands
6 November 2012
Creamer Media's Engineering News - Education should be prioritised in Africa to produce the skills needed to meet the continent’s growing energy demands, French energy and railways solutions group Alstom VP for regulatory affairs, policy and industry relations, Lawrence Jones, said on Monday.
African countries needed more human capacity in the form of engineers, hydrologists and geologists, as well as mechanical, electrical and material scientists.
“There is a whole range of engineering professions that we would need to cover to meet energy needs on the continent,” he said at a French Energy Forum event in Johannesburg.